Denver School Of The Arts-Costume Design/Makeup
Associates Degree-Criminal Justice Salutatorian
James Ryder Makeup Workshops-Los Angeles
WHY YOU LOVE FILM
I love film because it forces out all of our emotions. It brings laughter and tears, love and rage, excitement and fright and most importantly, motivation. But the most wonderful thing about film is that reality doesn’t have to exist. Whatever we are incapable of doing as human beings can disappear in a film.
WHAT FILMS INSPIRE YOU
The Breakfast Club, The Dark Crystal, Legend, The Pirate Movie, Tootsie, Amadeus, The Goonies, Edward Scissorhands, Alien, Somewhere In Time, Poltergeist, Nightbreed
WHO INFLUENCES YOU
My family, especially my mother and one of my brothers. They are not afraid to bite the bullet and go after what they want no matter what gets in the way.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT
I went to a pro make up workshop in Los Angeles to test my abilities and see if my dreams were a long shot or not. I figured that if I don’t have what it takes to do make up, they would be the ones to tell me. I went to the class and it turned out that I was one of the best students. Right after, the instructor invited me back to L.A. for more intensive training. When fellow students elected me to be Department Head of Makeup for our shoots, we all passed with flying colors and I was featured on their website as an up and comer. Once you take that small step towards a dream, things are never as far as they seem.
IF YOU WERE A SPECIFIC CHARACTER IN A BOOK OR FILM WHO WOULD YOU BE
Janis Ian from Mean Girls mixed with Glinda, the Good Witch from The Wizard Of Oz :)